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The Encyclopaedia Of Sport & Games
Heinemann, 1911, Half-Leather, Book Condition: Good, Second Edition. 4 volumes. 496 pages, 448 pages, 448 pages, 471 pages. Book total weight - approximately 8 kilograms. Half-leather and green cloth boards. Decorated endpapers. Gilt titles at spine. Light foxing mostly restricted to preliminaries. Some wear to head and foot of spines. Nice matching set with consistent light wear. THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF SPORT & GAMES EDITED BY THE EARL OF SUFFOLK AND BERKSHIRE; A NEW AND ENLARGED EDITION WITH COLOUR PLATES AND ILLUSTRATIONS FROM PHOTOGRAPHS AND DRAWINGS. --------- Colour frontispiece and plates to each volume; approximately 2000 monochrome photographic illustrations in text. -------- PREFACE: 'The editors of the original edition of the Encyclopaedia of Sport attempted to bring together the information essential to the different sports and games which constitute the pastimes of civilized man. The word sport had then - only ten years ago - a far narrower meaning than is given to it today and the editors included with some hesitation an article even on bicycling. Today artificial locomotion on land and in the air has made such giant strides and become so much a subject of competition andemulation that there cannot be any further doubt of its proper place in an Encyclopaedia of Sport. The rivalry of nations and of individuals, first on the track and then in the air, bids fair to outstrip in interest even such hallowed favourites as horse-racing, cricket, and football. In preparing a new edition of the Encyclopaedia of Sport, therefore, it was not sufficient to bring up to date the records and developments of the old games and sports, but it was necessary to add so many new subjects that the present (second) edition is not only new and revised, but has become almost a new book, with a wider scope and a larger appeal. Every article has been most carefully revised, and many new ones are added by such experts as Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, W. Baxendale, F.B. Cooke, H.A. Bryden, H. Hesketh Prichard, A. E. Shipley, Montague Shearman, J. E. Harting, B.J.T. Bosanquet, &c. This edition is new, not only in its contents, but also in its form. The ten yers which have intervened since the first appearance of the Encyclopaedia of Sport have seen extraordinary developments in the arts of illustration and reproduction. For all sports instantaneous photography is the most suitable method of illustration. The cricketer is caught in the act of making a brilliant catch or driving a ball to the boundary. The golfer is shown in the very act of swinging the club; whilst the football player, the athlete, the sprinter, the runner of Marathon endurance, the jumper, the diver, &c., &c., are caught at the most characteristic moment. And if the camera has dogged man in all his exercises, so also has it hunted down animals, right into the jungle. By flashlight lions are caught in the act of pouncing on their prey at night time; shy beasts, like the antelope and the zebra, are shown grazing or drinking quietly at a pool; and the furious rhinoceros is photographed as he charges the intrepid artist. A further great improvement of this present edition over the old one is the addition of coloured plates - the reproduction of feather and fur, of beast and fowl, as it effected by such artists as Caldwell and Archibald Thorburn, or by photographs coloured by experts from living specimens.' 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Non-fiction, Sport.; Encyclopaedia; Non-fiction, History.. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 000857.
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